Marlborough shoppers’ £1 donations buy trolley of goods
9:00am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
An innovative scheme to help the Devizes Food Bank through a virtual harvest has raised £488 for the charity.
Over the past month shoppers at Budgens in Marlborough have been able to pick up coupons that, when scanned, added a £1 donation to their bill.
The idea was to replace the usual tradition of giving food and the money was used to create a food basket which will help to feed people in crisis throughout the winter months.
Store owner Nick Fraser said: “We are delighted with the support we have seen from our customers during the virtual harvest.
“I think it is important for local retailers, such as Budgens, to help local causes with the support of the community.”
Alan Beamish, from Devizes Food Bank, said: “Budgens has managed to raise an outstanding amount of money for Devizes which will go a long way to help people in need in the local area.
“I am very happy with the outcome of the virtual harvest and I am happy to have formed a partnership with the local retailer, Nick Fraser, who I will be working with in the future.”
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